Canadian Space Agency

Canadian Space Agency

May 14, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign

Meet the new astronauts at the Canadian Space Agency

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 14, 2009) - The President of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Steve MacLean and the two new Canadian astronauts will be available for interviews at the Canadian Space Agency on Thursday, May 14. The CSA employees will greet their new colleagues upon their arrival in the main rotunda.

For more information on the campaign, visit our Web site at: www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/default.asp.



When: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hour: 9:15 Arrival at CSA. Employees gather in main rotunda
Photo op
9:40 Comments given by Steve MacLean and the astronauts
10:00 Scrum
11:00 End of availability

Who: Steve MacLean, CSA President
The two new Canadian astronauts

Where: Canadian Space Agency
6767 route de l'Aeroport
Longueuil, Quebec


About the National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign:

The National Astronaut Recruitment Campaign was launched in May 2008. A record 5351 potential astronaut candidates submitted applications online. Through a year-long recruitment process, the CSA evaluated selected candidates through a series of interviews, medical exams, and physical and skills tests in sometimes extreme conditions. The final selection is now completed. For more information on the campaign, see: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/default.asp .

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